Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse

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Frederick Charles Louis Constantine, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse (German: Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel; Finnish: Fredrik Kaarle; 1 May 1868 28 May 1940), was the brother-in-law of the German Emperor Wilhelm II. He was elected King of Finland on 9 October 1918, but renounced the throne on 14 December 1918.

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Frederick Charles
Frederick Charles c.1917
King-elect of Finland
Reign9 October 1918 –
14 December 1918
(never reigned)
SuccessorMonarchy abolished[lower-alpha 1]
RegentP. E. Svinhufvud
C. G. E. Mannerheim
Head of the House of Hesse
Tenure16 March 1925 – 28 May 1940
PredecessorAlexander Frederick
Born(1868-05-01)1 May 1868
Panker Castle, Plön, Kingdom of Prussia
Died28 May 1940(1940-05-28) (aged 72)
Kassel, Nazi Germany
Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
(m. 1893)
IssuePrince Friedrich Wilhelm
Prince Maximilian
Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse
Prince Wolfgang
Prince Christoph
Prince Richard
Frederick Charles Louis Constantine
FatherFrederick William, Landgrave of Hesse
MotherPrincess Anna of Prussia